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November 24, 1996 |
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempting to kill her estranged husband outside his home, police said. Angela Wright, 33, remains at the Orange County Jail after she allegedly stabbed Jeffrey Wright, 38, in the chest, Police Lt. Joseph Garcia said. Bail was set at $250,000. About 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Garcia said, Angela Wright showed up at Jeffrey Wright's house in the 15800 block of Pasadena Avenue, Garcia said.
December 20, 2008
It's one thing to reinterpret the work of a music icon, but it's quite another to merely offer up even a "striking" imitation ["How 'Cadillac's' Art Imitates Life," by Robert Hilburn, Dec. 16]. Jeffrey Wright may be an excellent actor, but it is beyond presumptuous for the makers of "Cadillac Records" to substitute his vocals for those of blues maestro Muddy Waters (same for Beyonce and Etta James, et al). In doing so, these preening egomaniacs insult their audience and demonstrate contempt for the very blues and R&B pioneers this film purports to celebrate.
January 29, 2005
On the boards: Ben Stiller, the star of such films as "Meet the Fockers," "DodgeBall" and "The Royal Tenenbaums," and Jeffrey Wright, a Tony Award winner for "Angels in America," will appear in the world premiere of "This Is How It Goes," a play by Neil LaBute about an interracial love triangle. It begins performances March 8 at the Public Theater in New York. Renewed: After only four outings, NBC has given a 22-episode renewal order to midseason drama "Medium" for next season.
April 10, 2014 |
With the YA swoon of "Twilight" safely in the rearview mirror, movie vampires get their mojo back in the sensuous dreamscape of "Only Lovers Left Alive," one of the strongest films yet from Jim Jarmusch. A filmmaker with a deep affection for outsiders, Jarmusch sets his ode to the urbane undead - and margin-dwelling artists - in two ultra-poetic cities: Detroit, a vision of trampled grandeur on the cusp of rebirth, and worldly Tangier, its alleyways alive with the murmur of illicit doings.
December 7, 2003
Richard Stayton's article on "Angels in America" took me back to the tremendous weekend in Boston when I was fortunate enough to see Parts I and II back to back. Seven glorious hours of the most thought-provoking theater. Period. As a Belizean American and the daughter of one of the first social workers in Los Angeles to comfort AIDS patients and their families in the late '70s when it was still known as Kaposi's Sarcoma, I was quite sad to see that in Stayton's article he neglected to mention the character Belize.
December 4, 2008 |
"If Elvis Presley was the king of rock 'n' roll, then Muddy Waters was the god," declares Jeffrey Wright, and he's got a case. After all, the legendary bluesman helped originate the music without which rock would never have been and is cited as a primary influence by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and the Rolling Stones. "So many musicians express their absolute adoration, love and respect for Muddy Waters," says Wright.